The new office will also serve as headquarters for MYXpats services, to help with expats' employment passes, professional visit pass, dependent passes, and more.
Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) has officially opened its new office in Penang, as announced on 28 March 2022 (Monday), which will now serve as the organisation's Northern headquarters for TalentCorp, MYXpats, and MYNext services.
The new office is located at the One Precinct building in Bayan Baru, Pulau Penang, and is the national agency's first branch outside of Klang Valley.
According to TalentCorp's press statement, the move is backed by the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) - as it projected the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) will achieve regional GDP growth of 6.5% to 6.9% in 2022, therefore creating 30,573 new jobs for the people.
As such, TalentCorp is looking to support the private and public sectors through its services to employers, some of which include:
- Residence Pass-Talent - A 10-year renewable visa for highly qualified expatriates to live and work in Malaysia
- Returning Expert programme - An incentive for Malaysian professionals abroad to bring home their experiences, skill sets, and intercultural abilities to benefit Malaysia
- Structured internship programme - a double tax incentive for employers to train local talent by providing meaningful and relevant internships.
The new office will also serve as the Northern headquarters for MYXpats (which includes processing of employment passes, professional visit passes, dependent passes, and related passes) as well as MYNext services. The presence of MYXpats in Penang is also aimed at improving its services' processing time for the region.
Thomas Mathew, Group CEO, TalentCorp, at the office launch, shared his delight for the opportunity to grow in Penang, while also expanding its presence in the Northern region - and hopes that with the initiatives and programmes, it can work together with employers to benefit the Malaysian talent ecosystem.
Image / Provided by TalentCorp
Photo features the following guests during the ribbon-cutting ceremony:
- Murali Velautham, TalentCorp board member (centre)
- Thomas Mathew, TalentCorp Group CEO (centre right)
- Soori Bapoo Kuandiah, TalentCorp board member (centre left)
- Paul Devaraj Michael, Senior Principal Assistant Secretary, Policy Division, Ministry of Human Resources (far right)
- Mohd Razip Bin Yasin, Head of Unit, Pass, Expatriate Services Division Putrajaya, Immigration Department of Malaysia (far left)